List of predatory fish

tigerfishDifferent people share various different kinds of fear. Fear of height, fear of flight, fear of exams, fear of animals etc. Though this article is neither a description of those fear nor it suggest the ways to overcome them, but before starting the article I just wanted to warn all you people out there who have a fear from water to “brace yourselves” because if you are afraid of simple water alone because you think you might drown then this is going to be a hell of a roller coaster ride of horror for you.

10. Goliath Tigerfish

Length:- Up to six and a half feet
Weight:- Around 65 pounds

Also known as Hydrocynus goliath, goliath tigerfish is a predatory fish mostly found in Congo river which is in the central-western parts of Africa. They have yellowish blue eyes and a mouth full of two inches long sharp teeth to kill his prey.

It uses its long range of sight and good hearing abilities to find its prey and once detected it accelerates to a speed of 100 kilometers per hour to chase it down. Because of its phenomenal power and speed it is also referred as the “greatest freshwater game fish in the world.”

goonch-5009. Goonch Fish

Length:- Up to 7 feet
Weight:- Around 280 pounds

This horrifying brown colored member of catfish family is found in south and south east asia, including countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal, Vietnam, Myanmar and Indonesia, with highest populated region being the kali river of India. It is believed by the researchers that because of hindu tradition of dropping off the ash and other remains of corpses after being burnt, in the river has led the fishes to develop a taste for human beings which is why there are often cases reported about missing people around the river kali.

The first known confirmed attack in kali river took place in 1998, when a young boy was pulled under water in front of his girlfriend and even after a rigorous search none of his remains were ever even found.

8. Piraiba Catfish

Length:- Up to 9 feet
Weight:- Around 550 pounds

Occasionally called goliath catfish, Piraiba Catfish is gigantically large, a blackish-blue demon like creature that resides in the deadly rivers of amazons and brackish habitats in South America and it roars as loudly as a wild lion. A grown up Piraiba can weigh up to 250 kilo and it takes at least three men to hold it straight.The-Piraiba-Catfish n America. This fish is a hunter in terms of its speed, agility and sharp pointy teeth which provides it with a firm grip to hold on to its prey, also it is a potential human eater.

7. Great Barracuda

Length:- Up to 2 metre
Weight:- Around 65 pounds

Found in warm waters worldwide most common being the parts of Caribbean, Mediterranean and Western Atlantic but it can be spotted in parts of Malaysia, Indonesia, Fiji, Brazil, Bermuda and the Indian Ocean. They are greenish in color above and white at the bottom, have conical shaped uneven teeth which are about 3 inches in length and are very attracted towards shiny object mainly metal. The younger ones travel and attack in groups but the grown ups rather swim alone.

Barracuda eat any fish smaller in size and are known to attack humans and cause injuries and even death, but only if we bother them.

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Especially, though typically mercury levels are not really high enough to cause alarm (unless you follow the sensationalizing press).
Not too long ago the EPA did a survey of US citizens and sent scientists the same set of questions - the public prioritized Superfund sites above anything else as the most significant environmental health threat. The scientists put that at the bottom of the list - and made air quality and food contamination by pesticides and other additives a tie for number 1.


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